Factors Influencing the low Enrollment of Students in Folk Development Colleges in Tanzania

Kamwela, Jairos Atutwele (2013) Factors Influencing the low Enrollment of Students in Folk Development Colleges in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated factors that cause low enrolment of students in Folk Development Colleges in Tanzania. The colleges involved in the study were Bariadi, Sikonge and Nzovwe Folk Development colleges. Seventy five (75) respondents were selected through random and purposive sampling. The respondents were students, who had already graduated, ongoing students, Principals, Tutors, District Community Development Officers and parents/guardians. The data was collected through interviews, questionnaire, focus group discussions, observations and documentary review. The findings have revealed that lack of teaching and learning facilities, qualified tutors for respective courses were the major causes of low enrolment of students in FDCs. It was found that the colleges are not effectively used by the communities since the courses offered were not relevant to the needs of the community. Also expectations of students after completing their courses have revealed that they both need to get self employment and higher vocational education and training. It was further revealed that the present teaching methodology was more theoretical rather than practical. Based on the findings, the study recommends that in order to increase student enrollment impart skillful knowledge to students, tutors should upgrade their knowledge through short courses. The government through the Ministry of Community Development Gender and Children should provide tutors, allocate more funds for FDCs in order to improve teaching and learning facilities such as workshops and working tools.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:16
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/687

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